Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has long been one of the Internet’s most eccentric personalities, a German-Finnish hacker who at one time was worth upwards of $175 million, was renting a $24 million mansion in New Zealand, and even dropped his own album.
According to Dotcom, though, that’s all gone.
At the unBound Digital conference in London, Dotcom said that “My legal team resigned after I ran out of money. I spent $10 million to defend myself. They have drained all my resources.”
As for his theories on why he was targeted? They’re rather…interesting:
“I'm an easy target because of my flamboyant lifestyle,” Dotcom said. “It's hard to keep a low profile when you have number plates with 'GOD' and 'STONED' on them. Also, I’m German, and Hollywood loves German Bond villains.”
Since he’s now out of money, he may soon be returning to jail. But what of his fans? How will they keep in touch with him? Kim has but a simple request: “If I go back to jail, send me cards ... cards with photos of cats on.”
[via Business Insider]